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The Development of Environmental Administration in Queensland and Western Australia: Why are they Different?

Citation

Kellow, AJ and Niemeyer, S, The Development of Environmental Administration in Queensland and Western Australia: Why are they Different?, Australian Journal of Political Science, 34, (2) pp. 205-222. ISSN 1036-1146 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/10361149950371

Abstract

Western Australia and Queensland are often seen as the most developmentalist states in the Australian federation, largely because they remained less developed for longer and have seen much mineral and agricultural development in the latter part of the twentieth century. Developmentalism is usually seen as anathema to a commitment to environmental policy, which most states have taken on in response to environmentalism in the same period, yet these two developmentalist states exhibit markedly different trajectories in response to this environmentalist stimulus. This paper explores the reasons for these differences, finding a variety of causal factors including both socioeconomic influences (such as affluence and demographics), political structures, and personalities and the force of ideas. It suggests that we should be wary of monocausal explanations of such differences.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Public Administration
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Objective Field:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Author:Kellow, AJ (Professor Aynsley Kellow)
ID Code:15849
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-06
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